THE AVID SEAMSTRESS - The Day Dress - Digital sewing pattern

THE AVID SEAMSTRESS - The Day Dress - Digital sewing pattern



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  • Digital file type(s): 5 PDF

Fallen in love with The Day Dress and want it right now? Digital patterns are perfect for you! Digital patterns are PDF files that you receive instantly (by email) after purchase. Simply print, construct and you are ready to sew. We'll show you how to do it!


With a fitted bodice, gathered skirt and optional inner pockets, The Day Dress will be the prettiest dress in your wardrobe.

With three ways of making the front bodice, your options are endless. Have fun making this pattern out of a variety of fabrics.

All views have an invisible zip at the back (we've got a brilliant invisible zip tutorial in our instructions)

View A has a seam at the centre front.
View B has buttons at the centre front.
View C has no seam at the centre front.

UK sizes 8-18

Skill level - Intermediate / confident beginner

Suggested Fabrics - Lightweight to medium weight fabrics are perfect for this pretty dress. Not suitable for stripes, diagonals or plaids. Always allow extra fabric to match one-way designs.

Supplies needed -
View A & C - Fabric, thread, 56cm/22" invisible zipper, 1m elastic (6mm wide).
View B - Fabric, thread, 56cm/22" invisible zipper, 1m elastic (6mm wide), x6 1.5cm buttons, buttonhole presser foot, 0.50m iron on interfacing.



THIS IS A DIGITAL PRODUCT. You will need to download the files and then print them at home or at a copy shop. If you want the physical printed sewing pattern these are now available on our Etsy store or our website -

You will receive:

1. PDF file - The Day Dress information and measurements
2. PDF file - The Day Dress instructions
3. PDF file - The Day Dress a4 print at home/office printer - A4 measures 210 × 297 millimetres or 8.27 × 11.69 inches (46 pages)
4. PDF file - The Day Dress set to print on US LETTER PAPER 8.27 × 11.69 inches (46 pages)
5. PDF file - The Day Dress print at copy shop A0 paper (2 pages) - (we offer a printing service - see bottom of page)

* If you would like the A0 file set to print on a continuous page please email us at hello [!at] after purchasing the pattern and we will email it to you.

You will need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files -

View our helpful guide on digital patterns and how to put them together and FAQ's -

The entire product is in English.

Please scroll through all the pictures for all the information on the sizing/fabric quantities required.
PRINT THE COPY SHOP AO PATTERN WITH US - After purchase, you can print the copy shop A0-size file with us. Head to

PURCHASE THE PRINTED SEWING PATTERN - Should you wish to purchase the printed pattern please see our Etsy store -

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Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed. Here's how.

I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations. But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Lisa Falconer

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117 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

laliviapi 17 Dec, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

very nice model, easy but beautifully rendered! fits many types of fabric!

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Brooke Jones 25 Mar, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Extremely well written pattern. Easy even for this newbie seamstress.

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lovestoswatch 14 May, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

super clear instructions, not to mention that the Avid Seamstress' website has a tutorial and plenty of advice to sew this (I am planning to sew the pleated version). I also ordered two prints of the pattern through The Avid Seamstress' webpage, one for cutting (because I am lazy and would like to try cutting directly rather than trace on paper) one for keeping. Will most definitely buy again - as an adventurous beginner I quite like being supported in the sewing. There are three version of this dress, so I already plan doing more.

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francine Atkinson 20 Feb, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic pattern and instructions. 2 dresses made already.

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